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Lindenwold Police Dept. Joins Crimereports.com

The Lindenwold Police Department is pleased to announce that citizens can now gain access to neighborhood level crime incident data in near real time. Through a partnership with CrimeReports, creators of the national crime map at www.crimereports.com, the Lindenwold Police Department is giving Lindenwold citizens free access to the world’s largest online crime map. Together with CrimeReports, citizens are also able to send anonymous tips to law enforcement via text message, iPhone and Android. 



“Providing reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities,” says Chief Stanley Lemayski. “And partnering with CrimeReports gives us the ability to keep the public informed on a regular basis as to what is going on in the community.” He added that the public can access the crime map through the website or through the CrimeReports iPhone app, which is available for free download in the Apple iTunes store. 

The new service even lets local citizens sign up for free customizable email alerts, so they can stay on top of crime in their neighborhood. “Information is power,” Patrol Commander Lt. Michael McCarthy added. “And we hope that giving the community this information will help them understand crime trends and lower crime in their neighborhoods.” 

Along with the interactive crime map, citizens also have access to the anonymous tipping platform TipSoft, which is used by more than 700 law enforcement agencies nationwide. The service allows people to anonymously provide tips to law enforcement. When a tip is sent, it is encrypted and routed through secure servers, protecting the personal details of the tip provider. It also allows police to exchange text messages with the tip provider without ever knowing the person’s identity. Text users can send their tip to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword LPD. 

“The popularity of text messaging has created a significant opportunity for the public to help law enforcement agencies prevent and solve crime,” said Lt. Michael McCarthy. “The ability for any citizen who owns a mobile phone to assist law enforcement is extremely valuable and we are excited to roll this program out to the public.” 

“Lindenwold Police Department is demonstrating its leadership in law enforcement by finding new ways to connect with the public at a personal level,” says Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO of CrimeReports. “By offering CrimeReports and TipSoft, they are recognizing the value of the public’s involvement and being proactive in both policing and investing in programs that make a difference.” Both the web-based crime map and crime tip service are designed to be affordable for agencies of all sizes. 

You can access the CrimeReports map and learn more about TipSoft atwww.crimereports.com

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